More details on Saturday morning Longbridge fire.

May 26, 2019

More details on Saturday morning Longbridge fire.

PENTWATER — More details have been released on a fire that occurred early Saturday morning, May 25 at 5778 W. Longbridge Rd. The initial call came in at 4:20 a.m., according to a press release from Pentwater Fire Department. The 911 caller, who is the owner of the residence, stated that he believed lightning had struck an old antenna on the roof. There was some light smoke from the strike and the owner wanted the roof checked by the fire department.

Mutual aid from Hart Area Fire Department was requested due to the recent closure of a portion of Longbridge Road. Upon arrival, Hart personnel discovered a working fire in the roof.

“The original owner of the residence built race cars in the garage,” said Pentwater Fire Chief Paul Smith. “The residence had a very large garage space with bedrooms overhead. We believe this is where the fire began and where the majority of the fire damage occurred.”

Emergency units responding included Pentwater Fire Department, Hart Area Fire Department, Walkerville Area Fire and Rescue, Shelby-Benona FIre Department, and Life EMS. Riverton Township Fire Department from Mason County was called to cover Pentwater Fire Department’s area.

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